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The countries faring best in the crisis all have-wait for it- female leaders.

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Beatricesheilamaria Tue 14-Apr-20 17:36:41

Just a link to an interesting article on how countries with female leaders are faring better. Take it with a pinch of salt, but when you compare with Trump...Actually you could compare a potatoe with Trump and the spud would come out better.

www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2020/04/13/what-do-countries-with-the-best-coronavirus-reponses-have-in-common-women-leaders/#3f691d073dec

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AnyFucker Tue 14-Apr-20 17:41:54

Coincidence ?

I think not.

GrumpyHoonMain Tue 14-Apr-20 17:43:26

I think we need to wait and see before we start saying any country has got things right / wrong. Japan has proven that just because you sort out the initial outbreak it doesn’t mean you have a handle on further ones. I imagine New Zealand will be hit fairly badly once they try to return to business as usual - the population there is mostly poor and very remote with limited access to public health facilities.

nellodee Tue 14-Apr-20 17:44:47

Well, I was going to accuse the article of cherry picking. I read it, and thought, ha, no Singapore on there.

So I went off and googled Singapore.

And got this.

AvalancheKit Tue 14-Apr-20 17:46:42

Can you define 'female leader' please?

NellGwynsPenguin Tue 14-Apr-20 17:47:13

Ireland’s leader is a medical doctor and openly gay.
Ireland has 365 deaths so far, in total. Does that count?

Howfar12 Tue 14-Apr-20 18:02:44

The prime minister / president / chancellor doesn’t make all the decision though. For all countries, it’s the government working together to solve the problem, so a combination of both genders. Therefore, this thread is pointless.

Scottishhills Tue 14-Apr-20 19:53:58

You can add Hong Kong to this list (Carrie Lam)

JulietTango Tue 14-Apr-20 20:15:43

There's also evidence to suggest that countries with an active BCG vaccination program fare better than those without 🤔

BBCONEANDTWO Tue 14-Apr-20 20:18:59

All of those countries apart from Germany have very low population so easier to do tests/track etc.

As for New Zealand - wow total lockdown more or less. They will have to not let anyone in ever.

PicsInRed Tue 14-Apr-20 20:20:10

I'm going to hold judgement til it's all over.

Titanic was golden til the compartments breached... turned out it was fucked.

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